Scotland

The aims and principles of the Union of Anarchist Groups

The Aims and Principles of the Union of Anarchist Groups, from the Congress of the Union of Anarchist Groups, held in Glasgow December 2-3, 1945.

Vote: what for? - Robert Lynn

Small booklet by Robert ("Bobby") Lynn, Glasgow anarchist, who was born and lived in Calton Glasgow, one of Glasgow’s many slums. Started work as an engineering apprentice in Yarrow’s shipyard, became involved in working class struggle and remained committed to that struggle all his life. Held in the Les Forster collection at Spirit of Revolt Archive Glasgow.

The 1972 miners' strike: popular agency and industrial politics in Britain

Pickets during the 1972 miners' strike

A detailed and informative account of the successful nationwide strike of UK miners in 1972, written as an academic paper by Jim Phillips.

Aberdeen in the general strike

Published in 1977 by Aberdeen People's Press, this book gives a local account of the British general strike of 1926 and how it played out in Aberdeen, Scotland. Interestingly the text is critical of the TUC and Labour party whereas most accounts outwith libertarian circles are not.

Interview with John Taylor Caldwell

Discussion by John Taylor Caldwell on some of the early developments in anarchism in Glasgow.

Not the Coorier: The open bulletin of the libertarian socialists

Partial online archive of the newsletter of the Tayside Libertarian Socialist Group in the 1980s.

Florence S. Boos- The Socialist League

Florence S. Boos gives a short overview of the history of the Socialist League of the 1880s and 1890s, one of the most important organisations in the early history of marxism and anarchism in Britain.

The Dawn No. 2 Sept-Oct 1923 (Edinburgh Anti-parliamentary Communist Group)

Publication produced by Edinburgh Anti-parliamentary Communist Group in 1923. As of yet no more information is known.

Not the Coorier #02

Issue 2, October 1981 produced by Tayside Libertarian Socialist Group (TLS).

My first meeting with Kropotkin - Thomas Hastie Bell

Edinburgh anarchist Thomas Hastie Bell (aka Tom Bell) describes his experiences meeting Peter Kropotkin and gives insight into the Socialist League in Edinburgh in the 1880s and 1890s. Appears to have been published in 1942.